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Bell Pottinger goes into administration amid South Africa scandal

Story from: South Africa | The Guardian

Some of PR company’s 250 staff have already been made redundant after row over campaign to stir up racial tensions

Bell Pottinger, the PR company, has been put into administration after a client exodus and increasing losses in the wake of the scandal over its campaign to stir up racial tensions in South Africa.

Administrators BDO, who had unsuccessfully sought a buyer in a fire sale of the embattled company, said it has made a number of the 250 staff redundant as it seeks to recoup losses to pay off bank debt.

Related: Bell Pottinger expelled from PR trade body after South Africa racism row

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